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The office or position of an archdeacon.

[Medieval Latin archidiāconātus, from Late Latin archidiāconus, archdeacon; see archdeacon.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, term of office, or area of jurisdiction of an archdeacon
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Noun1.archidiaconate - office or position of an archdeacon
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
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